Tsuba (sword guard) decorated with carp in whitewater

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Tsuba (sword guard) decorated with carp in whitewater
The sword guard with the motif of a carp, a traditional symbol of strength and perseverance, is a product of the art metalworking school Shōami. The syllable “ami” in the school’s name is derived from the name of the God of Mercy Amida.
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measurements: depth 8 cm
material: Iron
technique: Jibori sukashi
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inventory number: Vu 1312
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art